Personal Statement: A Career As An Uneclared Student

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I started college as an undeclared freshman with no clue what the future held for me. I signed up for whatever random classes my advisor threw at me and hoped for the best. It wasn't until the end of my first semester that I started to get an image in my head of what I actually wanted to major in: Asian Studies. I never really expected to figure out a major my first year of college, let alone my first semester. By then I realized I really wanted to learn Japanese, too late of course as I was spending my time learning Italian instead of the language I really wanted to be learning. When I realized I had to wait all the way until the next fall to enroll in a Japanese class I was disappointed, I had found something I really wanted and I couldn't have it until I became a sophomore. I didn't want to wait. I decided I was going to spend my summer learning as much of the Japanese language as I could, and what better placed to learn it than in Japan? That’s how I found the KCP International Japanese Language School and decided I needed to apply. …show more content…

I had the option to study abroad through my universities program, but it was very short and didn't offer the intense language learning program I was looking for. I want to be able to go to Japan for the summer and get the most out of the trip as I possibly can. I want to be able to learn as much Japanese as I can over the course of 8 weeks, and I believe KCP is the perfect program for achieving my goals. Trying to learn a years worth of Japanese in such a short time frame will not be an easy task, but I believe I have enough willpower and determination to apply myself and do well. My goal for this program is to be able to learn the basics of the Japanese language and be able to go out and immerse myself in the culture with some degree of

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